Calling all OP golfers!

  2016 CENTENARY MATCHPLAY TROPHY     Following the tremendous success of the inaugural competition this year, which was won by Richard Darlington (69-76), entries are now open for 2016. Already nearly 20 places have been taken.   The competition is open to all OPs, whether members of a golf club or not, providing a…

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Terry Iles (63-68)

During Terry’s 31-years in the Royal Navy he saw service throughout the world, particularly in Mine Countermeasure Vessels and Aircraft Carriers.   He returned to his native Guernsey with his wife Janet and their two children in 1999. Both Terry and Janet have since been actively involved in St. Andrews’ Church activities. Currently he is…

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Michael Channing (08-10)

  In October, 2015 rugby league club Featherstone Rovers announced the signing of Michael Channing (08-10) on a two year deal.   Michael, originally from London, is a full Welsh International and played in their recent victory against Scotland. Despite being only 24 years of age, he has a wealth of experience of top flight…

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A patchy education Part 111

Nick Wilson (48-52) continues his account:     Filling the afternoons   During the afternoon we played rugger in the autumn term, field hockey (ugh) in the spring term and cricket in the summer. Because the limited playing field space available for 230 cadets we only played these sports twice a week unless you were…

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A patchy education Part 1

WHY THE SEA?   In an account written for his children N.J. (Nick) Wilson (48-52), who now lives in Vancouver,  British Columbia, describes his four years at the Nautical College – not an especially happy time for him.     My father was in the regular army and both my grandfathers had served in the…

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Veronica Bonwell (05-12)

  Victoria Bonwell (05-12) emailed in December in response to the Headmaster’s appeal for news of OP Ladies. She wrote: “After leaving Pangbourne I moved to Paris for three years to complete my schooling, studying the IB. The international community and becoming fluent in French led me to cross the Atlantic and attend McGill University…

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Katie Curtis (Riley; 98-02)

    Katie Curtis (Riley; 98-02) went straight to St. Mary’s University after Pangbourne and studied English and Drama. She continues: “After graduation I went on to work at IMG in various roles and then ultimately media marketing for its sports news agency SNTV. I now run up my own digital marketing agency www.thelittledigitalcompany, specialising…

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